Gus the groundhog, an animatronic character, was created in 2008 by Schell Brothers, a homebuilder based in Delaware. Gus is known for his prediction about the arrival of spring on Groundhog Day, similar to Punxsutawney Phil.
Independence Day in the United States is always celebrated on July 4th, so Independence Day 2010 was on Sunday, July 4th.
Groundhog day is based on a superstition about the prediction of Spring. Groundhogs might emerge from their burrows, and if they stayed out for a while, then Spring would come early. If they went right back inside (or "saw their shadows"), then it would be another long winter.
The groundhog (Marmota monax) is a large rodent indigenous to North America, and its population is not restricted to a single city and state. If the question is really about a particular groundhog honored on Groundhog Day, which is a celebration held in the United States and Canada on February 2nd each year, then the groundhog in question is one known as "Punxsutawney Phil." He is thus named for the city where one of the largest celebrations of Groundhog Day takes place in the United Staes: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In Canada, the famed groundhog is "Wiarton Willie," so named for Wiarton, Ontario.
According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end.
Winter is just as long to a groundhog as to us, but supposedly, groundhogs can predict the season changes.
According to the legend, if the groundhog on leaving its burrow does not see his shadow, it will leave the burrow , which it means that winter will soon end. If, however, it "sees his shadow" and is frightened, it will go back into the Burrow, meaning that winter will last six more weeks.
In 2010, Sorry to say, yes, he did! 6 more weeks of winter! aw man! But 2011, he did not. Early spring folks.
Yes. The groundhog saw his shadow. Today is 2-2-10.
I think its because the groundhogs maybe build their burrows beside lot's of trees so they can get air. I had this question on a school assignment and pretended i didn't see coz i didn't know the answer lol.
The word is hibernate. Groundhogs hibernate for the winter.
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Punxsutawney Borough which is the home of Punxsutawney Phil.
He has a local vet.
He was the weatherman on TV Channel 9 in Pittsburgh.
The station is fictitious.
Not likely that the world is going to end on December 21 2012, but change is coming and this date may mark the end of the world as we know it.
That date represents the end of the Mayan calender. Not even the Mayans believed that the world would end at that point in time they simply saw it as the beginning of a new age in their cyclic calender system.
However, if you want to make lots of money write a book about the end of the world in 2012 and get lots of mugs to buy into it and youll become rich.
Oh, and the world didn't end in the year 1800, 1900, or 2000 as "predicted" by Nostrodamus, so if you get it wrong just shift the goal posts and pretend that you knew the outcome all along and write another book about it!
The first groundhog name was Phil
Although Groundhog day began to be celebrated in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries (most historians say it began in 1887) it has been celebrated in Europe for hundreds or thousands of years before that. The original weather wise animal was a badger or sacred bear but for convenience, or perhaps safety, the groundhog was chosen as the go to critter in North America.
Since 1887 Punxsutawney Phil has: * Seen his shadow 97 times * Not seen his shadow 15 times * No recorded record 9 times
No ground hogs day is not real because scientist that are called Meteorologist study the weather for a period of time and when they come to the conclusion of whether it is six more weeks of winter or an early spring and then when the mayor picks up the groundhog the meteorologists tell him threw a mini microphone the answer
nobody recorded that day, ask someone else
The Christian holiday of Candlemas falls on February Second. Many traditions relting to Candlemas purport to predict the remaining time until spring. some of these relat to groundhogs, bot others to bears and marmots. So it seems likely that Groundhog day being of February 2nd derives from German settlers' in Pennsylvania and how they treated Candlemas
In the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the end of times will come when God deems it so. In the realms of science, a plethora of possibilities could happen to wipe all life off the planet but are just as unknown as to when they would strike. Nobody would be ready when it comes.